Deduction categories | Payroll Web Platform

A payroll deduction occurs when you remove funds out of an employee's pay before they receive the pay cheque. Legislation mandates some deductions, and some are because of a private agreement between an employer and an employee. The payroll platform default setup for a new business includes five basic deduction categories, such as Student Loan Deduction (SLBOR) and Family Tax Credit Overpayment.

The Deduction Categories feature allows you to create a new deduction category and specify details such as the category name, external ID, deduction type and the classification. You can also use this feature to edit any previously entered information and delete a record that is no longer required.

Availability

Payroll Plan:   Essentials   Standard   Premium

Getting started

Adding a deduction category
  1. Click the Business Settings menu.
  2. Click the Payroll Settings submenu.
  3. Click the Deduction Categories button.
  4. Click the Add button.
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  5. Complete the following fields:
    • Name.
    • Deduction type:
      • Pre tax deduction.
      • Post tax deduction.
    • External ID.
    • Classification:
      • Default.
      • Student loan mandatory.
      • Student loan voluntary.
      • Child support.
      • Family tax credit overpayment.
      • Payroll giving.
  6. Click the Save button.
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Data Management

Editing a deduction category
  1. Click the Business Settings menu.
  2. Click the Payroll Settings submenu.
  3. Click the Deduction Categories button.
  4. Click the deduction category that needs editing.
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  5. Make the required changes and click the Save button.
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Deleting a deduction category
  1. Click the Business Settings menu.
  2. Click the Payroll Settings submenu.
  3. Click the Deduction Categories button.
  4. Click the Delete button.
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  5. Click the Delete button.
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